I seek women of my age or stage who look cool and proud and smart and stylish and modern. I imagine they recognize one or more of these qualities in me and we acknowledge each other as we pass, silently. ‘I see you, lady!’
This is the title of a book of Nora Ephron essays, which, when I got it as a Christmas present, I found dated and schtick-y (I also thought, at the time, I’m too young for this). But now it happens to be true, though I feel like a bad feminist for admitting it. Maybe I should reframe the emotion as ‘I feel good about turtlenecks.’
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How to pronounce deus ex machina (doesn’t come up a lot, but still)
Which direction to cross myself in a Catholic Church: left to right, right?
How to spell commitment without autospell’s help: how many t’s, how many m’s and don’t read too much into this.
The rationale for the Electoral College
To remove my mascara before I get into bed, after which time it’s it’s far, far too late
Not to drink a third glass of wine
This is what I was going to call my new blog. It means “in the midst of things,” which is super-fancy literary term for a story that begins in its middle, a sure sign that it is going to move all around, so just be prepared for that, as best you can be.
In medias res is a nice way of describing mid-life too. Very elegant sounding, perhaps more so than midlife actually looks and feels: sagging spirits with facial skin to match.
Much nicer is this cookie, which also has a middle in which you can start.
This is a lot of copy about a blog title that is, of course, already taken. Thanks a lot, Russell Arben Fox.
On second thought, I’m grabbing it anyway.
On third thought, I’m changing it to The Midway. Who doesn’t love a midway?